Victorian FIFO workers barred as WA doubles down on border closure to preserve ‘safe haven’

Western Australia will lock down its border even further to Victoria from midnight tonight with Health Minister Roger Cook telling visitors from the virus-ridden state they’re “not welcome”.

Please Explain podcast: the cost of our coronavirus resurgence

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire is joined by senior economics correspondent Shane Wright to discuss the coronavirus recession and whether the Morrison government can plan to escape it. 

‘Had a mare’: Crows ruckman O’Brien sorry for tweeting pre-game plan for Nic Nat

Just before 1pm on Thursday, a Crows player raised eyebrows when he tweeted his notes about West Coast ruckman Nic Naitanui. They included “run off him hard, he is lazy […]

Not enough evidence to say Politeness was doped in 2015 Emirates Stakes: stewards

The 2015 group 1 Emirates Stakes placings will remain unchanged after stewards deemed they “could not be comfortably satisfied” that Politeness was administered performance-enhancing substances on the day of the […]

Australia suspends Hong Kong extradition treaty, extends Hongkongers’ visas after security law imposed

China has reacted furiously to Australia’s plan to recruit entire companies from Hong Kong and offer up to 10,000 students and workers a safe-haven visa.

UTS loses application to appeal against reinstatement of academic sacked for not publishing enough research

The Fair Work Commission has overturned the university’s decision to dismiss Lucy Zhao on the grounds that she had not published at least one research article in a high-quality journal.

Coronavirus updates LIVE: Melbourne, regional Victoria enters COVID-19 lockdown as further case spike expected; Australian death toll stands at 106

Metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire have re-entered stage three restrictions as Victorian attempts to stop the spread of its coronavirus outbreak.